About us

Our Approach

We are a design and build capable firm, specializing in top quality remodels, period restorations, and truly unique custom home projects.

We are an A+ rated firm with the BBB and a proud member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry.

Our History

Rick Brauchler, Jr. founded the company in the late ‘90s after having spent years as a trade carpenter working for other builders along the Connecticut River valley and shoreline. After being involved in countless projects where corners were cut to appease the general contractor, he set out to establish a company that refused to make concessions at the cost of quality.

Our People

Over the years a team of carpenters sharing these same goals and uncompromising attention to detail were selected and brought together under the umbrella of Rick Brauchler, Jr. & Co. LLC.

Most of this original group of carpenters have remained a part of the team to this day, providing clients with a certain comfort level and peace of mind when they see the same faces on a job site even years after an initial meeting. Another distinguishing aspect of the company is that these carpenters are capable of working an entire project from the rough framing stage through to the meticulously crafted finish trim work, providing unmatched product continuity and sense of ownership, and avoiding reliance on outside carpentry subcontractors for each stage of a project.

Our Partners

In addition to this original core group of carpenters, the company has assembled a strong team of subcontractors, each well respected in their trade with whom we have worked with consistently through the years. Rather than sending out every project to bid and looking for the lowest number, our main concerns lie in the quality of the finished product and fostering that sense of ownership through long standing relationships. By having nearly the identical build team on each project, the familiarity between crews translates into a project that runs both more smoothly and efficiently as our high expectations are established and well known by everyone on site. Putting to work the skills of our entire project team, we are able to take a project from conception to final turnkey completion, which on occasion, has even included furnishing the completed space! See a list of these and other companies we work with here.

See a list of these and other companies we work with here
We Bring The Best People

Our Services


While we specialize in larger-scale remodeling and period restoration projects, shop-built cabinetry, fine trim work, and truly custom homes, we always welcome the opportunity to be considered for any project a client or their architect may have in mind. We are currently affiliated with three of the area’s premier kitchen and bath studios as well as several notable architectural firms locally.

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Nautical mantle details


• Whole house • Kitchens and baths • Home offices and libraries • Entertainment and media rooms • Seasonal to year-round occupancy conversions • Exterior finishes including windows, siding and roofing


• Period and historically accurate restorations • Custom interior and exterior millwork to duplicate existing styles and dimensions • Structural framing replacement • Updated systems while retaining the character of the structure

Other Services

• In-house design and shop drawings • Custom cabinetry shop • Marine cabinetry and woodwork • Project management • Construction consulting • Feasibility proposals

Blakeslee – Old Kelsey Point Residence
Blakeslee – Old Kelsey Point Residence

New Construction

• Custom homes from conception to completion • Additions • Accessory buildings • Outdoor living areas • Energy efficient design and build • FEMA flood compliant • House lifting